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Daily Guided Hiking Treks From Sofia To Vitosha & Rila Mountains


Please note that except for the below mentioned and more popular guided one-day walks, we offer also SELF-GUIDED (cheaper) options for day-hikes from Sofia to the below places in Vitosha and Rila mountains. What you get is return transfer (pick up/drop off at your hotel in Sofia), English-speaking driver, detailed route notes in English and map. For more details click
HERE.

hiking daily excursions to vitosha mountains1. VITOSHA MOUNTAINS & CHERNI VRYH PEAK (2290 m)
As a background of Sofia, Vitosha Mountains are the first to welcome newcomers to the capital on their way from the airport to the city centre. Few are the big cities in the world, and capitals are even fewer, that possess such a natural advantage. Vitosha is the oldest Nature Park on the Balkan Peninsula and also the most visited Bulgarian mountains. Thousands of tourists visit it every year, exploring the two nature reserves, their inspiring landscape, flora and fauna.
After transfer to Dragalevtsi we take the chair lift to "Goli vryh" Peak. Then we head through the plateau area to Cherni Vryh Peak (meaning The Black Peak, 2290 m a.s.l.). There we make a short rest trying the local tea, produced from many species of fragrant mountain herbs. From here we can either get back or continue through the plateau areas reaching The Golden Bridges area famous for their stone rivers.
Transfers time: 2 hours
Walking time: 4-6 hrs (moderate difficulty; no steep parts)
Best period: June-September
Price: 1 pers: 97 Euro; 2 pers: 62 Euro pp; 3 pers: 49 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 44 Euro pp;
The price includes: Transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Vitosha Mountains and back (or use of chair lift if the road is closed for vehicles); English-speaking guide;

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one-day hiking tours from sofia to rila mountains2. RILA MOUNTAINS & MUSALA PEAK (2925 m)

The Rila Mountains are the highest ones not only on The Balkan Peninsula but also in South East Europe with Mount Musala - 2925 m a.s.l. It occupies the prestigious 6th place in the European "classification", preceded by Caucasus, the Alps, Sierra Nevada, the Pyrenees and the Etna volcano. Many of the tops here are close to 3000 m a.s.l. Rila Mountains (an old Slavic word, meaning "Water Mountain") looks like a rough sea of mountain ridges and peaks, deep gorges and 150 crystal clear lakes. A big part of the National Park is under the protection of UNESCO.
Early transfer will bring us to Borovets (1350 m a.s.l.). Borovets is the oldest international and one of the most popular mountain resorts in Bulgaria. There we take the gondola lift to Yastrebets. The path now goes within the Dwarf Pine massifs towards the highest in altitude in Bulgaria Musala hut (2389 m a.s.l.; about 1,5 hours trek). daily hiking trek to musala, rila mountainsThe jagged form of Mount Musala could be enjoyed during the whole time. From Musala hut we need two more hours to climb the peak, going by the Musalenski lakes and the "Icy lake" refuge in between. The view from the very top is really breath-taking - one could spot many other peaks of Rila Mountains, the marble edges of Pirin Mountains, Vitosha and Sredna Gora Mountains, the green summits of the Rodopi Mountains and not the least the long body of the Balkan Mountains. We make a little rest here before going back to Yastrebets and further with the gondola-lift to Borovets, where the bus waits to take us back to Sofia.
Transfers time: 2,30 hrs
Walking time: 5-6 hrs (few steep parts; good physical condition is needed)
Best period: mid June-mid September
Price: 1 pers: 138 Euro; 2 pers: 79 Euro pp; 3 pers: 58 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 49 Euro pp;
The price includes: Private transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Borovets resort and back; English-speaking guide; Return Gondola lift tickets;

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3. RILA MOUNTAINS - THE SEVEN RILA LAKES & RILA MONASTERY

A whole-day trek to Rila Mountains, easier compared to the previous one, exploring probably the most eminent area in the mountains – The Seven Rila Lakes and the most famous tourist attraction in Bulgaria – Rila Monastery. one-day walking hiking tours from sofia to the seven rila lakesThe Seven Rila Lakes comprise a group of glacial lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 m a.s.l., surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys.
After a transfer of 1,30hrs we reach the region of Panichishte resort, where we board the chair lift to The Rila Lakes hut. From here we continue on foot to explore the circus and its pearls – The Eye, The Tear, The Kidney, The Twins, The Trefoil, The Fish Lake and The Lower Lake. The route is not difficult but can be adjusted additionally on spot depending on the fitness of the clients – following either more gentle or steeper parts. Having visited all of the lakes we get back and continue by car (1,30hrs drive) to Rila Monastery - the biggest and most important symbol of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Behind the 20-metre high walls lie impressive monastery buildings, a church and a chapel with valuable murals. walking daily treks to the seven rila lakes and rila monasteryThe monastery's most treasured historic and artistic monuments include the 14th century Hrelyo Tower, the five-domed Birth of the Blessed Virgin Church and the original monastery kitchen from the 19th century. The monastery also houses a rich museum collection of valuable old manuscripts and documents, charters and icons, an ethnographic exhibition of fabrics, jewelry, carpets and wrought iron objects, and a library containing more than 16,000 books.
Transfers time: 4,30-5 hrs
Walking time: 4 hrs (moderate difficulty)
Best period: mid June-September
Price: 1 pers: 159 Euro; 2 pers: 97 Euro pp; 3 pers: 74 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 66 Euro pp;
The price includes: Transfers throughout the tour (pick up from your hotel in Sofia); English-speaking guide; Chair lift tickets for Rila Mountains; Entrance to the museum in Rila Monastery;

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hiking to the seven rila lakes from sofia4. RILA MOUNTAINS - THE SEVEN RILA LAKES
This whole-day trek to the Rila Mountains is is meant for people, who would like to walk in a leisurely pace among its jewels - The Seven Rila Lakes. You will have enough time to get to the highest of all lakes and enjoy the super scenery revealed from there. This is a group of glacial lakes situated between 2100 and 2500 m above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys. After a transfer of 1,30 hrs we reach the Panichishte resort area, where we board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here we continue on foot to explore the cirque and its pearls – the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake. The route is not difficult and can be altered on the spot depending on how fit you are, following either more gentle routes or walking tour to the seven rila lakes from sofiasteeper gradients.
Transfer time: 3-3,30hrs
Walking time: 4-5 hrs (moderate difficulty)
Best period: mid June-mid September
Price: 1 pers: 138 Euro; 2 pers: 79 Euro pp; 3 pers: 58 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 49 Euro pp;
The price includes: Transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Panichishte resort and back; English-speaking guide; Return chairlift tickets from Panichishte to The Seven Rila Lakes and back;

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